Don Reserve Pedestrian Rail Crossing Upgrades

Project Name:                  Don Reserve Pedestrian Rail Crossing Upgrades

Proposed Status:               Construct in 2020/21

Previous Status:                 Not previously listed

Proposed Budget:              $35,000

Project Objective:              Asset Upgrade – Safety

Project Justification:     Correspondence has been received from Don Railway regarding pedestrians not using and incorrectly using the pedestrian crossings in Don Reserve resulting in potential near miss incidents with trains.  There is a risk of a serious incident

Project Scope:                    Upgrade the approach, crossings and signage at the three Don Reserve crossings, noting that other operational work may be required to close off informal and unsafe access points




Current Works & Projects

Bluff Headland – Handrail replacement and extension

The southern part of the path has a handrail, but a risk assessment has recommended that the handrail be extended to reduce the risk of falls. In addition, the existing handrail is approaching end of life and should be renewed at the same time.

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Current Works & Projects

298 Bellamy Road stormwater improvements

The project involves construction of new headwalls both upstream and downstream and extend the pipe downstream.

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Current Works & Projects

Mersey Main Road Stadium Crossing

Existing refuge island is inadequate to protect vulnerable road users as they attempt to cross busy Mersey Main Road against a peak traffic volume of 14,000 vehicle per day.

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